History

The Confederate flag flies over a monument in front of the SC Statehouse in Columbia (Photo: eyeliam/MGN)
South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag
The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:29pm
A North Carolina woman scaled the pole flying the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia and removed the flag June 27, 2015 (Source: Instagram/queerplatonic)
NC duo arrested for removing Confederate flag from SC statehouse out of jail
The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital. Sat, 06/27/2015 - 9:49pm
North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate (Source: NCDOT)
McCrory: Time to end NC Confederate flag license plate; other states consider changes
A spokesperson for Gov. Pat McCrory says he feels it is time for the state to stop issuing Sons of Confederate Veterans car license plates which feature the Confederate battle flag. Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:15pm
Keith Hardison, Director of State Historic Sites, says there are misconceptions about flags used by the Confederacy.
Historian: Confederate battle flag ‘not designed to fly over public building’
With all the discussions happening around the country about the Confederate flag, WWAY spoke with visitors and historians at Fort Fisher, one of key battle ground sites of the Civil War. Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:32pm
Confederate memorial
Wilmington residents and visitors discuss Confederate memorials
Wilmington played a significant role in the Civil War, and people who live and visit the city have different opinions on how this history is being remembered. Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:22pm
Wilmington
Juneteenth festivities celebrate 150 years of freedom
Folks met at the Martin Luther King Center on S. 8th St. today to celebrate Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery in the US in 1865. Sat, 06/20/2015 - 3:53pm
Historical Market dedicated in Wilmington to commemorate the Battle of Forks Road.
Key Civil War battle gets Wilmington Historical Marker
Today is known as Juneteenth, a commemoration of the emancipation of African-American slaves. On this day, The City of Wilmington Commission of African American History honored those who fought in the Battle Forks Road with a historical marker. Fri, 06/19/2015 - 2:13pm
Bill Creasy
Wrightsville Beach historian remembered
A longtime Wrightsville Beach resident, who devoted much of his retirement to historic preservation was remembered today. Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:23pm
Oakdale Cemetery
Oakdale Cemetery offers summer walking tours
The Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington will kick off its summer walking tour series this Saturday. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:35am
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, considered the final battle of the Civil War, happened 150 years ago this week. (Source: TexasMilitaryForcesMuseum.org)
Final Civil War land battle was 150 years ago… in Texas
It's common knowledge that the four bloody years of the American Civil War came to an end when Southern Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox - but it's not true. Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:08pm